Prosecutor won't release grand jury transcripts in shooting

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Posted: Jan 07, 2016 10:23 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor has told the NAACP in Cleveland, Ohio, that the law doesn't allow him to release transcripts from the grand jury that voted not to indict two white police officers for the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black child playing with a pellet gun.

Prosecutor Tim McGinty, in a letter to the civil rights group released Wednesday night, says his office will continue to provide reports and documents about lethal uses of force by police but by law cannot release grand jury transcripts in the Tamir Rice case. The grand jury voted last week not to indict the officers for the November 2014 shooting outside a recreation center.

NAACP officials have said they will go to court to seek release of the transcripts if McGinty refused.